Apple could launch its first full-screen smartphone in 2024, with the “iPhone 16 Pro” potentially the first Apple device to feature under-display Face ID and an under-screen front camera, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today.

I think the real full-screen iPhone will come in 2024. High-end iPhones in 2024 would adopt an under-display front camera alongside the under-display Face ID. A low-light condition is detrimental to front camera quality, and ISP & algorithm are critical for quality improvements.

Kuo’s comments build on his previous prediction that an iPhone with under-screen Touch ID no longer features in Apple’s short-term plans. Indeed, Kuo’s latest tweet links to a previous one in which he agreed with display analyst Ross Young’s claim that under-screen Face ID is coming to the iPhone 16, while Touch ID isn’t.

In his earlier tweet, Kuo suggested that Apple’s roadmap for adopting under-display Face ID in 2024 was “less of a technical issue” and more likely a marketing decision, but his latest thoughts on the matter appear to suggest that current hardware and software limitations could also be a factor as Apple works to perfect under-screen technology.

This year’s high-end ‌iPhone‌‌ 14 models are expected to ditch the notch, replacing it with a pill-shaped cutout and hole-punch camera. Where Apple goes from there is unclear, but a rumor in 2019 claimed Apple had prototyped at least one iPhone with an edge-to-edge screen, with the TrueDepth camera sensors instead of Face ID housed in the thin bezel above the display.

Related Stories

Kuo: iPhone With Under-Screen Touch ID No Longer Likely Within Next Two Years

Apple is unlikely to release any iPhone models with under-screen Touch ID within the next two years, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today. In a September 2021 research note, Kuo had predicted that Apple would launch at least one new iPhone model with an under-screen fingerprint scanner in the second half of 2023, but his latest tweet suggests this is unlikely to happen anymore. “I…

Recapping Rumors About Under-Screen Face ID and Touch ID on Future iPhones

Earlier this week, display industry consultant Ross Young claimed that iPhone 14 Pro models will feature both hole-punch and pill-shaped cutouts that replace the notch. If this design proves to be accurate, it rules out Face ID fully under the display this year. In light of this latest rumor, we have put together a recap of everything that we have heard so far about Face ID and Touch ID on…

iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Feature Under-Screen Face ID System From Samsung

Samsung Display is developing new under-panel camera technology that Apple plans to use to hide Face ID under the display on next year’s tentatively named “iPhone 15 Pro” models, according to sources cited by Korean website The Elec. While rumors suggest that this year’s “iPhone 14 Pro” models will feature both a “hole-punch” and a pill-shaped cutout for the front camera and Face ID…

Face ID Under the Display Returns to Being an iPhone 15 Pro Rumor

Based on the latest rumors, it is now looking unlikely that iPhone 14 Pro models will have Face ID under the display as initially claimed. Earlier today, display industry consultant Ross Young claimed that iPhone 14 Pro models would feature both hole-punch and pill-shaped cutouts near the top of the display. Young believes the hole will be for the Face ID dot projector, while the pill-shaped…

Rumored iPhone 14 Pro Feature Delayed Until Next Year

Apple’s long-rumored under-display Face ID technology will not be coming to the iPhone 14 Pro, according to recent reports. Based on the latest rumors, it now looks unlikely that the 6.1-inch iPhone 14 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 14 Pro Max will feature Face ID technology under the display as several reports claimed over the past year. Display industry consultant Ross Young, who often reveals …

Technology to Embed Face ID into MacBook Displays ‘Doesn’t Exist,’ Says Gurman

Apple’s first Mac with Face ID is unlikely to be a MacBook because the technology necessary to embed the authentication hardware into a thin notebook display still doesn’t exist, according to well-connected Bloomberg journalist Mark Gurman. Gurman’s latest thoughts on the subject appeared in the Q&A section of his latest “Power On” newsletter. On whether Face ID will ever come to the Mac,…

Display Analyst Concurs That iPhone 14 Pro Models Likely to Feature Under-Display Face ID

We’re still a week away from the launch of the iPhone 13, but rumors about the next-generation iPhone 14 models are already circulating and have picked up this week. We’ve been hearing about a no-notch hole-punch display design since March, which was reiterated this morning by leaker Jon Prosser. Apple is expected to ditch the notch in favor of a hole-punch camera, and to facilitate that…

Popular Stories

First iPhone 14 Molds Show Relative Case and Camera Bump Sizes

A photo claiming to show molds of Apple’s upcoming iPhone 14 series models has appeared online, offering another preview of the relative sizes of the rumored devices. It’s worth bearing in mind that the molds shown in the image sourced from Weibo have likely been made for use in the production of third-party iPhone cases rather than actual handsets. Still, they do appear to line up with…

Top Stories: Apple Watch, iOS 16, Mac, and Dual USB-C Charger Rumors

We’re less than two months out from WWDC, and Apple-related rumors are surfacing with increasing frequency. The latest batch includes an overview of upcoming Macs based on the next-generation M2 chip family, plans for the Apple Watch Series 8 and future models, what might be Apple’s first USB charger with multiple ports, and a few software details about iOS 16. Other news this week included…

20+ New iOS 16, iPadOS 16, and watchOS 9 Features and Improvements Rumored to Arrive at WWDC 2022

The Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple’s annual developer and software-oriented conference, is now less than two months away. In line with previous years, Apple is likely to introduce major updates to all of its operating systems, including watchOS 9, iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, and tvOS 16, bringing new functionality and a more refined experience to existing devices. Subscribe to …

Deals: Apple’s Entry-Level iPad Drops to New Low Price of $289.99 ($39 Off)

Apple’s 64GB Wi-Fi iPad has dropped to a new all-time low price of $289.99 today on Amazon, down from $329.00. This sale price will only appear once you reach the checkout screen and a coupon worth $19.01 is automatically applied to the order Note: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which…

Kuo: iPhone 14 Models Likely to Feature Upgraded Front Camera With Autofocus

All four iPhone 14 models that are expected to launch later this year will likely feature an upgraded front camera with autofocus and a wider ƒ/1.9 aperture, well-known Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a tweet today. The wider aperture would allow more light to pass through the lens and reach the front camera’s sensor on iPhone 14 models. Kuo said these camera upgrades could result in an…

Apple’s Johny Srouji Gives Rare Media Interview, Discusses Apple Silicon For the Mac

In a rare media interview, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware technologies, Johny Srouji, discussed Apple’s transition to Apple silicon for the Mac, the challenges of developing chips for the Mac amid a global health crisis, and more. The interview with The Wall Street Journal offers a unique glimpse at Srouji, who is often seen during Apple events discussing Apple’s latest chip for…